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Comment: Well Duh? (Score 1) 746

by Stormy Dragon (#46765909) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

In a country with 400 million people, how can "the preferences of the average American" have anything but "a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy", regardless of organization? With that many people, it's impossible for everyone to have an impact on public policy that is both equal to everyone else's AND significant.

Comment: Re:I think this is bullshit (Score 1) 1744

by Stormy Dragon (#46661585) Attached to: Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

There's a distinction between "free speech" as a legal concept, and "free speech" as a moral concept. Yes, this doesn't infringe on his right to free speech from a legal standpoint. But then again, I've not seen anyone suggesting boycotts like this should be legally banned.

But this is ultimately an "argumentum ad baculum", which I consider immoral behavior even in cases where it's legal to do so.

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